World Cup futures allow you to bet on outcomes beyond individual matches at the World Cup, which are often only confirmed once the tournament itself is finished. For example, you can wager on which country will win the World Cup or which player will score the most goals to win the Golden Boot winner.
World Cup futures can apply to both teams and players and are often available to bet on both before and during the World Cup itself. As a result, the odds for World Cup futures can change massively over the course of the tournament. There are several things that can affect futures odds, including a team or player’s form, injuries, suspensions, and even who other bettors are wagering on.
When betting on World Cup futures, it’s particularly important to consider which teams and bets will provide you with the best value. For example, a strongly favored team pre-tournament may not offer great value to back before the competition gets underway, but if that team gets off to a sluggish start in the group stage, their futures odds may drift to a longer price. If you still think that team has a strong chance of progressing from their group and then going all the way in the tournament, that may be an opportune time to back them in the World Cup winner futures market.